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<ul><li><p>8/6/2019 Victoria Falls to the Cape Tour Itinerary - Kumuka Worldwide</p><p> 1/7</p><p>Victoria Falls to The Cape Tour ItineraryREF: AF13R</p><p>VERSION: 17</p><p>Duration: 21 days - Victoria Falls to Cape TownCountries Visited: Zimbabwe - Botswana - Namibia - South AfricaAge Guide: 18-55 years</p><p>Max Group Size: 20Transport: Kumuka Overland Truck, Canoe, On footAccommodation: Camping (16 Nights), Hostel (4 Nights)</p><p>What's Included: Fully Escorted Tour - Kumuka Tour Leader and Driver - All Activities, Sightseeing + Entrance Fees as PerItinerary - All Meals Whilst Camping - National Parks and Reserve Entrance Fees - All Tolls and Taxes</p><p>Local Payment: NO LOCAL PAYMENTHighlights: Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls Town - Botswana - Chobe National Park - Chobe River Cruise and Game Drive -</p><p>Okavango Delta - Canoeing and Game Walks - Maun - Namibia - Etosha National Park - Cheetah Farm - Outjo- Cape Cross Seal Colony - Swakopmund - Namib Naukluft National Park - Sossusvlei Sand Dunes - Fish RiverCanyon - South Africa - Orange River - Cedarberg Wilderness Area - Stellenbosch - Cape Town</p><p>Optional Highlights: Zimbabwe - Victoria Falls (Countless Options) - Victoria Falls National Park - Bungy Jumping - WhitewaterRafting - Sunset Cruise - Canoeing - Boogie Boarding - Flight of the Angels - Elephant Ride - Rhino Walk -Horse Riding - Lion Walk - Botswana - Flight over the Delta - Namibia - Sand Boarding - Quad Biking - SkyDiving - South Africa - Orange River Canoeing - Stellenbosch Wine Tour</p><p>Pre-Departure Meeting: A pre-departure meeting will be held the night prior to your trip departure, the details of where to meet arelisted on your tour voucher and trip dossier.</p><p>The Pre-Departure meeting is held at 6pm THE DAY BEFORE the scheduled departure date at the meeting</p><p>point. The pre-departure meeting is held to discuss the tour itinerary in more detail, meet your crew andfellow passengers.</p><p>In addition the crew will check that all passengers have the following necessary travel documents:-1. Tour voucher2. Travel insurance documentation3. Your passport4. Vaccination certificate if applicable</p><p>It is IMPORTANT that you attend this meeting. Please advise KUMUKA or your AGENT if you CANNOTattend this meeting.</p><p>Meeting Point: The following hotel will be the tour joining hotel and where your pre-departure meeting will be held:</p><p>Tokkie Lodge224 Reynard Road,Victoria Falls,Zimbabwe</p><p>+ 263 (0) 13 43306</p><p>Please contact Kumuka Worldwide or your travel agent to confirm pre tour accommodation or airport transfers.Introduction: This trip starts at Victoria Falls, one of the worlds most amazing sites and ends in South Africas oldest and</p><p>most beautiful city, Cape Town. In between you will experience radical changes of scenery, including Namibia,one of Africas best kept secrets with its blood red and apricot sands of the Namib desert, the OkavangoDelta and the Cedarberg Wilderness and Fish River Canyon. You can fulfil your quest for adventure too withdune-boarding, quad-biking and deep-sea f ishing in Namibia and a host of different activities at Victoria Falls.</p><p>Day 1: We advise that you allow a few days in Victoria Falls prior to joining your tour. This will give you the chanceto take full advantage of the activities on offer. These range from Elephant rides to white water rafting andbungy jumping.</p><p>Victoria Falls. We begin our tour at Victoria Falls, known locally as Mosi oa Tunya, the smoke thatthunders. The falls themselves are one of the worlds natural wonders, although they are neither the highestnor the widest. They do, however, create a visual spectacle as they cut a massive gorge into the earths crustand crash 111 metres to the river below. This gorge actually forms the border between Zimbabwe and</p><p>Zambia. There are numerous optional activities on the Zimbabwe side, the most famous being white waterrafting on the Lower Zambezi. This excursion takes a full day and has 14 plus rapids, none below grade 4(rapids are graded from 1 to 6). Please note that at certain times of the year the rafting may be restricted oreven closed due to high water levels (March May). Bungy jumping is also an option for all those who wish tothrow themselves 111 metres head first off a bridge. Various flights are on offer including light fixed wingaircraft, helicopter, microlight and ultralight, al l offering wonderful views of the falls. As well as these there ishorse riding, elephant-back safaris, rhino and lion walks and canoeing, not to mention a walk in the NationalPark to the falls themselves. Videos and still photographs are available for purchase of most activities, and</p><p>oria Falls to The Cape Tour Itinerary - Kumuka Worldwide</p><p> 7 02/05/2011 02:4</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Victoria Falls to the Cape Tour Itinerary - Kumuka Worldwide</p><p> 2/7</p><p>are a great reminder of your adrenaline filled visit to the mighty Victoria Falls and Zambezi River. The firstnight of the tour will be spent in Victoria Falls.</p><p>NB Please note that entrance (approximately 20 USD) to Mosi oa Tunya (Victoria Falls) National Park is notincluded in your tour price.</p><p>Days 2-3: Chobe National Park. Leaving the falls we go into Botswana to Kasane and the adjoining Chobe NationalPark in northern Botswana. At Chobe we usually go on a 3 hour sunset boat cruise drive in open sided 4x4sand a 3 hour sunrise game drive in open sided 4x4s. Both the game drive and boat cruise (and the resident50000+ elephants) give us great game viewing opportunities in one of the largest parks in southern Africa.</p><p>From Chobe we head to Maun where we will be based for the magical bush experience in the Okavango Delta.Days 4-7: Okavango Delta. From Chobe we will drive along the edge of the Makgadikgadi pans to the town of Maun.</p><p>We will stop in town to restock and prepare for our trip into the Okavango Delta. </p><p>The Okavango Delta is formed by the Okavango River, which flows into the desert and disappears as it fansout to form the Delta. We go into the the Delta for 3 days (2 nights) and camp in the bush usually on thebanks of one of the many fresh water channels that give life to the flora and fauna. Our method of transportis 4 wheel drive vehicles and Makoro (meaning dug out canoe in Setswana). The Makoros are traditionallymade of wood but as they come to the end of their serviceable life, fibreglass canoes are now replacing them.These are not quite as authentic but building the old canoes uses a whole tree and the environment isbeginning to suffer. Each makoro is piloted by a poler, who helps set up camp &amp; take guided bush walks.He/she will always be ready for a chat and a cup of tea with you around the fire. This is a wonderfulopportunity to spend an extended amount of time with people who were born and grew up in this part of theworld. We take all our own equipment and food and bring it al l back out (including the rubbish), showing ourunderstanding of the fragility of the Delta. The Okavango Delta region is one of the worlds last remainingtrue wilderness areas and is home to a vast amount of animals. It is possible to take some walks to try tosee them or, if you are lucky, they will wander pass close to camp. As you retire to your tent for the night,the sounds and smells of the African bush will leave an indelible mark on your senses like no other.</p><p>Days 8-10: Namibia And Etosha National Park. Leaving the delta we head for Namibia and Etosha National Park. ThisPark is one of Africas largest (roughly the size of Wales). It has some very good facilities, very good roadsand waterholes which enable good game viewing. One of the more famous features of Etosha is that thecampsites also have waterholes. This means that once the days game driving is over and parks laws restrict</p><p>us to the camping areas it is still possible to view animals. The holes are floodlit and people can sit andwatch all night if they wish, the only restriction being noise. We use two areas, Namutoni and Okaukeujo,with the latter being the more established so it attracts more animals. Photography is permitted and, if usingfast film, good results can be achieved. Okaukeujo is famous for attracting Black Rhino, and although nothingis guaranteed with animals, they are frequent visitors to this waterhole. The park itself has a wide variety ofgame and they are different to the animals seen in East Africa; there are different types of Zebra (its all inthe stripes), Impala (black faced), and the Wildebeest (blue). Aside from these different types of animalsthere are elephant, giraffe (the park has been referred to at times as Giraffic Park), l ion, bird life andgazelle.</p><p>Days 11-14: Otjitotongwe Cheetah Park &amp; Swakopmund. About 150 kms south of Etosha we spend the night at theOtjitotongwe Cheetah Park. What makes this farm unique from other farms in the region is that this farmerhas allocated 2,000 acres of the family property to be used for breeding cheetah. This has not really endearedthem to all their neighbours, who are predominately livestock farmers; hence the area is fenced off. Althoughits not the ideal way to view these animals (through a fence) they do have 2,000 acres and it is rare to getso close to them. Highlights include his over excitable son feeding them by hand (something that shouldntbe missed, while he still has a hand) and sitting amongst the few that are hand reared and therefore tame.These young tame cheetahs were abandoned when they were young and consequently cannot be let to runwith the other cheetah. They usually allow us 30 minutes with these animals and it is quite an experience to</p><p>have cheetah walking amongst us.</p><p>From the cheetah farm we go to the small coastal town of Swakopmund. Our route to this town takes us tothe Cape Cross seal colony. This colony varies in number from 20,000 to 100,000 in breeding season.Regardless of the season it is always possible to get a close look at lots of seals. Seals eat a lot of fish andso getting close to so many of them does mean that the smell is quite strong. Stench withstanding it is wellworth a visit, but we do lunch further down the road.</p><p>The town of Swakopmund is situated on the Atlantic Ocean and is a German colonial town in the middle of adesert. It has some wonderful old German buildings of which one of the most beautiful is the prison (it is stillused as a prison). The town itself is generally cool as a mist created by the cold air off the Atlantic mixingwith the hot air of the desert, which is why the Germans chose this area to build the town, covers it.</p><p>There are lots of optional excursions to do in Swakopmund including dune biking on quad bikes over the sanddunes, sand boarding, scenic flights, and game fishing. The town itself proves popular on our tours as it haslots of clubs, restaurants, casino and even an authentic German bakery.</p><p>Days 15-17: Naukluft National Park And Fish River Canyon. From Swakopmund we go to the Namib-Naukluft NationalPark. This park has one main feature, which is sand, large mountains of sand. These dunes are the highest in</p><p>the world reputed to be as high as 300 metres. The ones we will see have been measured by altimeter on ourprevious trips and are about 200 metres high. Our day here begins before sunrise as the best time tophotograph the dunes is when the sun is low on the horizon and shadows define the contours clearly. Theother reason for the early start is that it is too hot to walk up the dunes once the sun has fully risen. There isalso the chance to go on a brilliant and informative early morning walk amongst the Sossusvlei/Dead Vleisand dunes getting up close and personal with the expertly adapted resident flora and wildlife.</p><p>Our next stop is Fish River Canyon, which is arguably the worlds second largest canyon. There is aspectacular viewpoint over the canyon and the sunset never fails to impress.</p><p>Days 18-21: Orange River And Stellenbosch. On the border with South Africa is the Orange River where we have theoption of doing a four-hour canoe safari from our oasis-like campsite. Our journey then takes us toStellenbosch via the serene Cederberg mountain region. Stellenbosch is the heart of South Africas winegrowing region and its here that we visit some wineries to sample the local flavours. From Stellenbosch wetake a short drive to Capetown where our trip finishes. The tour will end at approx midday on the last day.</p><p>NO accommodation is included on Day 21.Finishing Hotel:</p><p>SPRING TIDE INN</p><p>8 Oliver Road</p><p>Sea Point</p><p>Cape Town Ph: 00 27 21 433 2012 Fax: 00 27 21 433 2031</p><p>Post tour accommodation can be organised through Kumuka Worldwide or your travel agent.</p><p>oria Falls to The Cape Tour Itinerary - Kumuka Worldwide</p><p> 7 02/05/2011 02:4</p></li><li><p>8/6/2019 Victoria Falls to the Cape Tour Itinerary - Kumuka Worldwide</p><p> 3/7</p><p>Please Note: Please be aware that arrival times and the itinerary may change due to unforeseen delays or events such asfestivals and public holidays. However, we shall endeavour to ensure all sites are visited and that your tourruns as smoothly as possible but please note that Africa does not run like clockwork, therefore do not expectthe streamlined travel arrangements associated with some other continents. Things do not always go to plan;there will be times when you will need to be patient and philosophical about your travels. Conditions in Africacan vary dramatically; for example, whilst we always try to use the best campsites, there is a big differencebetween those found in Eastern Africa to those found in Southern Africa, which are generally better.</p><p>Be flexible, you will enjoy your tour much more. Kumuka makes a point of visiting the indigenous populationsof each country you visit, in order to give a true reflection of the country; please treat the local people andtheir customs with respect.</p><p>Lastly, your tour leader is always conscious of everybody's views, but sometimes he/she will have to make anunpopular decision and your understanding will be appreciated in these circumstances.</p><p>What's Not Included: All optional excursions, visas and meals unless otherwise stated in the itinerary.</p><p>Pre Departure Information Follows</p><p>Insurance: Travel insurance is compulsory for all tours. All clients MUST be insured to cover personal accident, medicalexpenses, cancellation, curtailment, repatriation, etc. Also, be aware that many activities such as trekking,bungy jumping or white water rafting may not be covered on your insurance policy. If you plan on doing any ofthese activities please purchase additional insurance. We recommend that you have a photocopy of thisdocument, which you keep separate from the original. If you have not already arranged your own travelinsurance then Kumuka can do this for you. Please visit details or contact your nearest Kumuka office.</p><p>Please Note: You will not be permitted to join a Kumuka Tour without travel insurance.Passport: Your passport is a valuable document and you should exercise extreme care in keeping it safe...</p></li></ul>